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furosemide

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noun fu·ro·se·mide \fyu̇-ˈrō-sə-ˌmīd\

Definition of furosemide

  1. :  a powerful diuretic C12H11ClN2O5S used especially to treat edema and hypertension



Origin of furosemide

furfural + -o- + sulf- + -emide, probably alteration of amide


First Known Use: 1965


Medical Dictionary

furosemide

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noun fu·ro·se·mide \fyu̇-ˈrō-sə-ˌmīd\

Medical Definition of furosemide

  1. :  a powerful diuretic C12H11CIN2O5S used especially to treat edema—called also frusemide, fursemide; see lasix




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